New York State Police in Ithaca are on the lookout for a dark colored SUV after a shooting in the parking lot of an apartment on Shaffer Road in Newfield around midnight early Sunday morning.
Troopers responded to a complaint of shots fired and discovered that a male subject was transported to Cayuga Medical Center for treatment for a gunshot wound to his back.
The victim was later transferred to Upstate University Hospital where he is being treated for a non-life threatening injury.
Police were alerted to the incident at the 10 Shaffer Road apartment building when a 911 call came in at 12:16 a.m., said Captain Scott Heggelke with the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
The 22-year-old victim was exiting his vehicle when he was shot in the back/shoulder area, Heggelke said. He ran north on Shaffer Road and came upon a group of people on the corner of Main Street and Bridge Street. One of them called 911.
Heggelke said these witnesses are not thought to be involved in the crime and that, aside from the victim, there are no known witnesses to the actual shooting at this time.
The group on Main Street reported seeing a dark colored SUV leaving the area moments after the shooting, traveling south on Shaffer Road.
Anyone with information is asked to call the State Police in Ithaca at (607) 347-4440.